Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has resigned to concentrate on her recovery after the near fatal shooting last year . I was going to say by “Jared Lee Loughner” but as there has been no trial, I will have to use the phrase allegedly .
From the video, it is clear she still has a long way to go and I hope she manages to eventually return to whatever career she wants to .
I am suspicious when a trial doesn’t take place . In Britain, it is rare if a trial doesn’t go ahead for mental health reasons and I find it disturbing that both Jared Lee Loughner and Anders Behring Breivik – “lone gunmen assassins always have three names” – may never appear in court, along with the Guantanamo detainees . They can be added to a list which includes Lee Harvey Oswald and Osama bin Laden !
There is speculation that her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly may run for her seat which I find bizarre, for some reason, but American politics has always bewildered me .
Anyway, let’s hope she manages a full recovery . Sometimes, life’s worst moments can be gifts in disguise .
Related reading : Newsy.com .